Thank you to One Slide Photography for featuring my wedding roundographs on their site!
On Saturday July 17th 2010 another friend of mine married her partner of many years. She and I and the Bride from my previous Wedding Roundography post lived together for a year in Jericho, Oxford, immediately before I moved in with my partner and for some reason all three of us are getting married this year (my own wedding is in less than two weeks).
This roundograph was a very last-minute affair: I was very reticent to offer to do one in case she didn't really want one, and she was reticent to ask me in case I felt that was the reason for my invite... we sorted it out in the end.
The wedding photographer was brilliant, he had scouted all round the building and garden and knew every inch of it, so he took the three of us (myself and the bride & groom) to a little balcony in a courtyard he had found where I could photograph them from above. I inserted them into the main image later.
Although inserting the bride & groom separately is more of a digital concoction than photographing them at the same time as the guests, it does nicely fill up the troubling gaping centre and gives the image its focus. It is also much more successful when the guests are nice and close; one of the comments I got a lot about my previous (and first) attempt was the smallness of the people in the image, they got quite lost.
On Saturday 27th March 2010 two of our best friends were married... an experiment occurred to me to which they responded with enthusiasm.
When the ceremony at Old Luxter's Barn (near Hambleden, Oxfordshire) was over, and the wedding photographer had just done the big group shots, all the guests were arranged in a large circle around me. With my camera I circled around once to take in all the guests, marked my position and waited until later when they were all inside to take the rest of the view: up and down.
I was on holiday so had to wait a little while before I could do my stitching, but as soon as I could I made two versions:
and a Planet.
To complete my commission I will print and frame them, and would like to offer smaller versions too presented in different ways... I am in thinking...
I am really pleased with how it's turned out and am excited at the prospect of seeing it framed on our friends' wall.
Every guest and all around the venue in one image: how better to remember the day!
My plan is to print them both out but have only one framed (I will leave the other underneath so the couple themselves can decide which they like best). I know which I prefer but would like to know what other people think. Please let me know by submitting your answer below:
Thank you! (your answers will help me decide which to leave visible in the frame)
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I've had another go at this now (another friend of mine got married recently and didn't mind being another guinea pig). I took on board some of the comments I got about my first attempt and think it is a great improvement. Click on the image to go to the post.
I'm a photographer right at the start of my career.